:::::ARTISTS WANTED::::::: We live in the most beautiful region of Hungary in the rolling hillsides of Balaton. I am looking for artists to teach arts and crafts workshops to our guests at our Guesthouse. If you're an artist or really good at making something special, and would like to teach it to others, I would love to hear from you. Painting, sculpting, pottery, silk painting, wood carving or anything else..... I will consider adding any medium and style to our selection.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
The town of Sümeg is most famous for the Sümeg Castle which was built in the 13th century. They put on must see period performances regularly. Our house is built on a hill so we have a lovely view of the castle.
Some of the things you can do around here are: wine tasting and learning about making wine (if you come early fall), horseback riding, Heviz thermal baths, adventure park, cave lake exploration tours, hiking, and you can take bicycle tours around the area, around Lake Balaton, and explore its many villages and culture. At the ArtWorkshop you will meet like minded people from all over the world.
We would like to have you with us, if you have a nice, friendly personality, and like to share the joys of your craft with other people. You may be an academically trained fine artist, or a self taught artist, as long as you are talented and you have the skillset, the knowledge and use of techique that others may want to learn.
You would be holding scheduled workshops. You must be responsible of creating your teaching plan. We supply all the materials. If you work in a medium that we don't have yet, we can order it. Each course is 10 days long, so that is the minimum required time to stay. It would be lovely if you could stay for about a month, and hold a few courses back to back, but not required. The course can accommodate maximum of 12 people, so you must feel comfortable talking in front of a group of that size. We always aim to fill up the workshops but sometimes we may only have 4-5 students or even 0. If this happens and one of the workshops gets cancelled, during that time you can help me with decoration projects around the Guesthouse. I am doing a little upgrade to the rooms (I am an artist myself), and I believe any artist would be handy and creative enough to help me with things like stenciling, upcycling furniture, painting signs, and things like that. Also helping with babysitting and help around the house is welcomed.
You should arrive a couple of days before your workshop begins, to get familiar and set up. All guests arrive on the same day, when we have a meet the artist dinner party, when all the participants can meet each other and mingle. Each course is 10 days long, max 4-5 hours a day. Normally workaway requires 5 days work with 2 days off. We can of course offer you this, except change the days around, so you would work 10 days, and then have 4 days off. This may even be better as you have an option of taking a little trip and seeing more of the country. Or you may stay in the Guesthouse and just relax and enjoy the facilities.
English, German, Hungarian
You will be staying at the Guesthouse where you will have your own private room, shared bathroom, 3 meals a day served in the diner. If you have special diatery life choices such as raw food vegan paleo micro- who knows what, I am afraid I would be nervous to accommodate you as we may not have those ingredients, and don't know even how to cook that way, we're very sorry. However if you are a foodie, you will enjoy your time with us because my husband is an excellect chef, and you will have the best of authentic Hungarian cooking.
We will give you directions to get here from Budapest airport. From the airport in Budapest, you have to take a 3hr train to our town, through a beautiful, scenic area. The last train from Budapest leaves at 5pm daily, so your flight should arrive by 2pm at the latest so you can make it to the train station. Otherwise you'll have to spend the night in Budapest.
When you arrive in Sümeg, we'll pick you up at the train station with a car, and drop you off when you leave.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week